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Laurie Shulman

Pasco, WA United States
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Great story...horrible narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-19

I loved this story as well as the movie, but the narrator ruined the audiobook for me. She is very juvenile and rushes through like the words will catch her tongue on fire! If Hallmark doesn’t get better narrators I will not be purchasing their audiobooks again...

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Loved The Story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-19

I don't know why they don't have the audiobook that was narrated by Frank Muller, Richard Ferrone is horrible! I could barely stand to listen to him with his mouthful of spit and his awful mouth sounds. I will NEVER listen to another book narrated by him!!!

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Horrible Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I enjoyed the continuing story but the narrator is terrible. She talks like a 5 year old and the sing song voice is terribly distracting. She sounds like she has marbles in her mouth!

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Loved the book...HATED the narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Would you listen to One for the Money again? Why?

If it was re-recorded by Loreli King

What did you like best about this story?

It was funny and grabbed my attention from the get go

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The voices all sounded the same, she sounded like her mouth was filled with something, and the constant deep breaths were so distracting I turned it off and read the book!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have loved to but the narration was hideous

Any additional comments?

Please re-record this with Loreli King and I would purchase it all over again. This is definitely one I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on!

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Great story...HORRIBLE narration!!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-15

Would you try another book from Allison Brennan and/or Kate Udall?

I love Allison Brennan and would gladly listen to all of her books if Kate Udall did not narrate them. I find her to be an absolutely awful narrator and will not purchase ANY book she narrates ever again!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The story was good and I enjoy the characters. It was a bit predictable but still worth it.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Udall?

Anyone...her voice is abrasive and she talks like she has a mouthful of spit. The way she does the different voices is annoying and it was just painful to listen to.

Was Dead Heat worth the listening time?

It was well worth the read but save yourself the time and aggravation and just buy the book and not the audiobook.

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Great Story...Horrible Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-14

Where does Falling for Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love the book but the narration is awful

What did you like best about this story?

I love how there are new characters added and also how she keeps up with old ones

Would you be willing to try another one of Holly Fielding’s performances?

No...she narrates like a 5 year old. She always sounds like she has a cold and is talking through her nose. She also needs to learn how to pronounce words...it's mainland, not main land!

If you could take any character from Falling for Love out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Big Mac because he's so awesome

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Love the book Hate the narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No! I loved the first three audio books and would listen to them more than once, but they changed the narrator and she is horrible.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Silenced?

The end

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator is so annoying and sounds like she is slurping something while she reads. She doesn't do the voices very well and is rather monotone.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes, the story is really good and the characters are captivating.

Any additional comments?

I am very disappointed that they switched narrators and will not be purchasing the rest of the series on audio.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Love this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I absolutely love the Kelly family and the interaction between each character. This book is the beginning of a great series and I am excited for the rest of the books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Garrett...he is so grouchy but still sweet and funny.

Which character – as performed by Harry Berkeley – was your favorite?

I loved them all!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I will listen to it more than once..

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Disappointed!!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-13

What did you like best about Softly at Sunrise? What did you like least?

The update on Ethan and Rachel. The only thing I didn't like was the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

The update on Ethan and Rachel and the fact that they finally are getting back to a happy life.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adam Paul?

I don't understand why in the middle of the series the narrator would be changed! Adam Paul is horrible and made the audio book a major disappointment. If he continues to narrate this series I will not purchase another audiobook. I will check out the book from the library!!!

Was Softly at Sunrise worth the listening time?

Not with Adam Paul as a narrator...

Any additional comments?

Please switch back to Harry Berkeley

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Another Winner!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-13

What made the experience of listening to Opposing Forces the most enjoyable?

Ms. Giordano did it again. This was a very interesting and well flowing story. The characters were great and the story was well written.

What other book might you compare Opposing Forces to and why?

This is just another great addition to the rest of the Private Protectors series! I like how the characters from the past books are interwoven with this story as well. I love the authors style of writing and will continue to read her books as long as she continues to write them!

What about Carol Monda’s performance did you like?

I like her voice and the way she does the voices of the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and it's a story that you can listen to several times and still enjoy it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful